Black Tusk, Whistler
Black Tusk, Whistler
Moose spotting, the Canadian Rockies
Moose spotting, the Canadian Rockies
Float plane tour over Vancouver
Float plane tour over Vancouver
Spirit bear
Spirit bear
Whistler Peak2Peak gondola
Whistler Peak2Peak gondola
Butchart Gardens, Victoria
Butchart Gardens, Victoria
Whale watching tour, Vancouver Island
Whale watching tour, Vancouver Island
The Rocky Mountaineer train
The Rocky Mountaineer train

British Columbia Vacations and Tours

Lush temperate rainforests, stunning mountainscapes and a breathtaking coastline rich with wildlife, British Columbia is the perfect place to begin or end your journey in Canada, or a destination all its own. From the outdoor adventurer to the sightseeing city-dweller, British Columbia's diversity and natural beauty offer something for everyone.

Take in aerial views of Vancouver Island's rugged shoreline by floatplane or staggering views of the snow-capped Coast Mountains from high atop Whistler Mountain. Enjoy the sites of a historic city tour, and then revel in the culinary delights of trendy Yaletown or Gastown. View breaching orca whales and old-growth rainforest while cruising the inside passage.

There is so much to explore and discover when travelling British Columbia. Choose one of the thoughtfully planned vacation packages below or customize an existing trip with your favourite activities.

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Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation
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Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation

12

days

starting fromUS $3,587per person

Discover the beauty of Canada's West at your own pace – begin in the Rockies, a world of stunning mountains, emerald lakes, and fresh air. Journey on to BC's arid Wine Country, then, just as you think it can't get any better, you move on to Vancouver... read more

from US $3,587 to US $5,612 per person

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Canadian Rockies to Rainforest Vacation

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $3,587 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two trip lengths to suit your preferences and schedule
  • Adventure-packed trip from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Rim
  • Unique sightseeing opportunities by helicopter and floatplane
  • Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
  • Glaciers, lakes, rainforests, rugged coastlines, and a taste of Vancouver
Okanagan Wine Adventure
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Okanagan Wine Adventure

6

days

starting fromUS $1,899per person

 

A thousand miles north of Napa lies Canada's Okanagan - an arid region of soft sandy beaches, clear blue lakes, and distant mountain valleys. On this fun-filled 6 day adventure, you'll sample your way through the region's best boutique wineries and farm-to-table... read more

from US $1,899 to US $2,375 per person

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Okanagan Wine Adventure

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6 days / 5 nights starting from US $1,899 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Unique Okanagan wine tours
  • Farm to table foodie experience
  • Plenty of outdoor activity options such as biking and sailing
  • Option to drift over beautiful vineyards and lakes by air balloon
  • Stunning desert scenery flanked by mountains
Jewels of the West Coast
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Jewels of the West Coast

8

days

starting fromUS $3,982per person

 

Immerse yourself in beauty, adventure, and fun on this luxury Gulf Island and Sunshine Coast vacation by float plane. Discover charming Salt Spring Island where local farms, wineries, and artist studios wait to be explored. Then, land right at the dock... read more

from US $3,982 to US $4,902 per person

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Jewels of the West Coast

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,982 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Awe-inspiring west coast scenery
  • Thrilling, private floatplane journeys
  • Vibrant food and arts culture of Salt Spring Island
  • Luxrious wilderness lodge
  • Adventure, relaxation, and pampering
Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure
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Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure

9

days

starting fromUS $2,599per person

 

Disconnect from hectic every-day life, then reconnect with your loved ones on this incredible family wilderness adventure. Stay in beautiful safari tents amidst towering fir trees. Hear the ocean lapping at your doorstep and the occasional blow of passing... read more

from US $2,599 to US $3,002 per person

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Whales and Wilderness Family Adventure

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $2,599 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see orcas up close
  • Guided kayaking, suitable for kids and beginners
  • Glamping in style under the stars, with real beds and a hot tub!
  • Magical wilderness of Quadra and Swanson Islands
  • Hassle-free, seamless family vacation
  • A lifetime of memories
West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems
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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

14

days

starting fromUS $3,480per person

 

Spend two weeks in awe of British Columbia's stunning west coast and islands. Discover hidden gems such as Princess Louisa Inlet with its soaring cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Travel to the windswept beaches of Pacific Rim National Park, before visiting... read more

from US $3,480 to US $4,312 per person

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West Coast Highlights and Hidden Gems

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $3,480 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • British Columbia’s stunning west coast
  • Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
  • Princess Louisa Inlet cruise on the Sunshine Coast
  • First Nations aboriginal experiences
  • Spotting bears and whales
  • Charming towns and beautiful wilderness
Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Canadian Rockies by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $3,883per person

Discover why this is our all-time favorite railway adventure! The trip begins by experiencing the art, culture and cuisine of Vancouver. Afterwards, journey by rail through the lush B.C. Interior as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain town of Jasper.... read more

from US $3,883 to US $7,502 per person

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Canadian Rockies by Rail

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $3,883 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Scenic 2-day rail journey on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Spending 5 days in the Canadian Rockies
  • Your choice of activities, catered to your interests
  • Stunning Lake Louise and a stay at the Chateau Lake Louise
  • Glaciers, lakes, forests and wildlife
  • Photographic opportunities along the way
Best of Canada in a Week
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Best of Canada in a Week

8

days

starting fromUS $4,220per person

Make your way across this vast and beautiful land, from the bright city lights of Toronto to the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountains. This Canada-by-train journey offers you the experience of the exciting big city, as well as the tranquillity of the... read more

from US $4,220 to US $6,966 per person

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Best of Canada in a Week

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,220 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing some of the most beautiful towns and cities in the country, including Vancouver and Jasper
  • Enjoying three nights on a VIA Rail train and two days on the famous Rocky Mountaineer
  • Seeing Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies
  • Taking in the stars in Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve
  • Staying at several high quality hotels along the way
Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

9

days

starting fromUS $4,475per person

If you are day-dreaming about the gorgeous mountain landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, this trip is perfect for you. Start in the vibrant city of Vancouver and then travel by rail past majestic peaks to the town of Whistler – an alpine resort surrounded... read more

from US $4,475 to US $8,266 per person

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Discover Whistler and the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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9 days / 8 nights starting from US $4,475 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an unforgettable two and a half day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Set foot on an incredible glacier millions of years old
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world
  • Visit the charming mountain towns of Whistler, Jasper and Banff
  • Tour groups are small and intimate for a more personal experience
Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train
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Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train

12

days

starting fromUS $5,799per person

This tour allows you to not only experience the different rail journeys onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train but also see all of the Canadian Rockies and the British Columbia's beautiful interior. Experience the best of the Rocky Mountaineer as you travel... read more

from US $5,799 to US $10,151 per person

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Circle the Canadian Rockies by Train

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $5,799 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing Vancouver, Whistler, Banff and Jasper
  • 5 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Exploring Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • The views from the Whistler Peak 2 Peak and Banff Gondola
  • Sightseeing along the Icefields Parkway
  • Wide range of hand-picked activities and tours to choose from
Rockies Family Train Adventure
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Rockies Family Train Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $4,999per person

 

Make memories with your family as you discover the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, from the West Coast to Rocky Mountains. Experience Vancouver's family friendly, active lifestyle, then travel onboard VIA Rail's Canadian train to Jasper and Banff National... read more

from US $4,999 to US $5,399 per person

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Rockies Family Train Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,999 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Take an overnight rail journey on the iconic “Canadian Train”
  • View the stunning glaciers of the Icefields Parkway up close!
  • Unique mountain lodge and family style accommodation in the Rockies
  • Choice of tour options to design your own adventure through the Rockies
  • Superb photo opportunities and bonding experiences with your family
Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies
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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

15

days

starting fromUS $7,699per person

 

On this trip, explore the alpine treasures of the Canadian Rockies before traveling train through Northern British Columbia. Then, experience the raw, mystical beauty Haida Gwaii Islands. Stunning scenery, First Nations culture, abundant wildlife, and... read more

from US $7,699 to US $8,315 per person

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Haida Gwaii and the Canadian Rockies

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15 days / 14 nights starting from US $7,699 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Two days on the comfortable Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Taking a float plane over Hecate Strait
  • Exploring Haida Gwaii and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Exploring the totems of remote K’uuna Llnagaay by zodiac
  • Staying at the scenic Emerald Lake Lodge
  • Wildlife of the Pacific North West and Rocky Mountains
Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer
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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer

16

days

starting fromUS $6,795per person

On this Canadian rail, cruise, and drive vacation, discover the magic of the West Coast and Canadian Rockies. Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest, to see breaching whales and foraging grizzly bears. Take the train to the stunning Canadian Rockies to... read more

from US $6,795 to US $7,338 per person

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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $6,795 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Getting off the beaten path without sacrificing any “creature comforts”
  • Spending two days on the Skeena Train by VIA Rail
  • Exploring Vancouver Island and the stunning Rocky Mountains
  • Unforgettable opportunities to spot whales and grizzly bears in the wild
  • Staying in Alert Bay – a town rich in nature and aboriginal culture
  • Discovering the city of Vancouver and the quaint “Britishness” of Victoria
  • Taking a day cruise along the spectacular Inside Passage
Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail
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Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

8

days

starting fromUS $6,188per person

 

Escape the big cities and travel by rail through dense forest, alongside turquoise lakes and high up mountain ridges. The refined experience of luxury train travel is complete comfort combined with unbelievable panoramic views of the beauty of the Canadian... read more

from US $6,188 to US $7,517 per person

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Canadian Rockies Golf and Spa by Rail

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $6,188 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Rocky Mountaineer’s scenic 3-day rail journey
  • Choose from rounds of Golf in Whistler, Jasper and Banff or 3 revitalizing and relaxing Spa - sessions or both
  • Enjoy the spectacular Canadian Rockies
Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage...

21

days

starting fromUS $6,668per person

This amazing nature adventure takes in the best that Alberta, British Columbia and Alaska have to offer by land and by sea. From the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Rockies to the stunning wilds of Alaska's Inside Passage, you will spend 21 days in... read more

from US $6,668 to US $13,520 per person

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Circle the Rockies by Train with Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

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21 days / 20 nights starting from US $6,668 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Cruise the famous Inside Passage of Alaska on the luxurious Holland America line
  • See Glacier Bay and watch the incredible sheets of ice calving
  • Take the stunning Rocky Mountaineer train journey and admire the amazing peaks
  • Explore Jasper and Banff National Parks
Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail
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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

14

days

starting fromUS $4,199per person

On this two week vacation, see the coastal vistas and winter sights of Vancouver and Victoria, before traveling on a train journey through silent, snow covered forests. The Canadian Rockies will be at their best - snow-covered and brilliant against the... read more

from US $4,199 to US $7,343 per person

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Wintertime in the Canadian Rockies by Rail

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,199 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Seeing the majestic Canadian Rockies covered in snow
  • Sleeping on the train, 1 night
  • Exploring Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff
  • Luxurious resorts and lodges
  • Sightseeing with small groups
  • Possible wildlife spotting
  • You choose the pace of your activities
Great Bear Lodge Adventure
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Great Bear Lodge Adventure

8

days

starting fromUS $4,980per person

Discover the magnificent Canadian grizzly bear at Great Bear Lodge, a secluded floating lodge in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, located 80 kilometers from Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, only accessible by a floatplane or... read more

from US $4,980 to US $5,378 per person

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Great Bear Lodge Adventure

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8 days / 7 nights starting from US $4,980 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Pristine rain forest - one of British Columbia's truly magical places
  • Grizzly bear viewing
  • Soaring old-growth forest - nature hikes and bear watching program
  • Boat trips to see the bears
Discover the Bears of Canada by Train
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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

16

days

starting fromUS $10,990per person

 

For just two special departures this year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat while traveling across Canada on the VIA Rail Pan Canadian train celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. From the lush and abundant Great Bear... read more

from US $10,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Discover the Bears of Canada by Train

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $10,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary on VIA Rail
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing
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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

12

days

starting fromUS $8,990per person

 

For just a special few weeks each year, witness both Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears in their natural habitat with a naturalist guide. From the lush and abundant Great Bear Rainforest, to the barren arctic tundra of Churchill, no safari better represents... read more

from US $8,990 to US $12,075 per person

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Lords Of The Wilderness Bear Viewing

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12 days / 11 nights starting from US $8,990 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Grizzly bears gorging on salmon in anticipation of their upcoming hibernation
  • Churchill’s famous polar bears
  • Traveling by float plane
  • 22 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy allows for amazing polar bear viewing
Best of The Rockies and West Coast Family Adventure
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Best of The Rockies and West Coast Family Adventure

16

days

starting fromUS $5,090per person

For the 'kids' aged 7 to 70, this is the ultimate self-drive adventure, and for Mom and Dad there is plenty of time to relax in wonderful wilderness lodges, enjoy the cosmopolitan delights of Vancouver, Calgary and the small-town resorts of Banff, Jasper,... read more

from US $5,090 to US $5,788 per person

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Best of The Rockies and West Coast Family Adventure

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16 days / 15 nights starting from US $5,090 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Kananaskis River white water rafting
  • Lake Louise Cowboy guided trail ride
  • Ice Explorer glacier ride
  • Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake
  • Jasper wildlife tour
  • Wells Grey tour with canoe paddle and hike
  • Ziplining in the forest canopy
  • Whale watching in Tofino
  • Rustic lodge at Long Beach with sea kayaking the coastal fringe
  • Hiking the West Coast rain forest
Bears of the Pacific Northwest
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Bears of the Pacific Northwest

10

days

starting fromUS $5,495per person

Experience the charming and lively mountain village of Whistler, before spending two nights in Vancouver. Then head to the skies, bound for the Canadian wilderness. Arrive at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, perched on the edge of Bella Coola's misty fjords... read more

from US $5,495 to US $5,935 per person

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Bears of the Pacific Northwest

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10 days / 9 nights starting from US $5,495 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Adventures in Whistler - Peak to Peak gondola, ziplining and bear viewing tour
  • Enough time to discover Vancouver and and the North Shore
  • Magical Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
  • Atnarko River grizzly bear tour
  • Exploring the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
Canadian Rockies and Clayoquot Sound Adventure
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Canadian Rockies and Clayoquot Sound Adventure

14

days

starting fromUS $4,090per person

Let your spirit of adventure run free with this Western Canada vacation, one of our quintessential Canada tours. At 14 days, it includes the top destinations of the Canadian Rockies and mystical West Coast. Not only do you experience the spectacular Canadian... read more

from US $4,090 to US $4,417 per person

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Canadian Rockies and Clayoquot Sound Adventure

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14 days / 13 nights starting from US $4,090 per person

What we love about this trip:

  • Adventure-packed trip from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific Rim
  • Mosaic of landscapes
  • Wonderful mountain and coastal lodges
  • Many options for activities!

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